Deciding on the right vascular access device option for you goes far beyond the treatment itself—it may provide advantages to your lifestyle and comfort, as well as the long-term health of the veins in your hands and arms.
The PortReady™ Program is a patient-information initiative focused on helping you, or a loved one, as you start apheresis therapy treatment. Apheresis therapy isn’t always easy, but we believe choosing the right vascular access device is an important first step. The PortReady™ Program is a resource that provides you with information regarding port placement, access, and care. The right information can help you to be PortReady™.
Apheresis is a medical procedure that involves removing blood from a patient or donor and separating the blood into individual components. Once separated, the blood component that contains disease-provoking elements is removed. The remaining blood components are then re-introduced back into the bloodstream. Talk to your healthcare team for further information about what’s best for you.
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